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  • Fed's policy is working, but needs more time for total success

    WASHINGTON A lot has changed in the last 20 years since then Federal Reserve Vice-Chairman Alan Blinder had the audacity to suggest, in a speech, that the Fed could use interest-rate policy to help reduce unemployment in the short term. It was real...
  • Fed's quantitative easing strategy lets trillions sit idle, slowing the recovery

    WASHINGTON Two reasons why the Federal Reserve should stop trying to stimulate the economy: One: The policies they've enacted so far have contributed very little to the economic recovery. Two: They've likely already reached the limits of what monetary...
  • Bill Gross warns global markets reaching 'point of low return'

    Bill Gross, the closely watched bond investor, on Thursday lambasted central banks around the world for unconventional monetary easing and advised investors to curb risk-taking going into 2015 as global markets are reaching "the point of low return" and...
  • Fed's Fisher: remove 'considerable time' from interest rate guidance

    With unemployment falling and inflation stable, the U.S. Federal Reserve should use its December meeting to eliminate its guidance that it will keep rates near zero for a "considerable time," a top Federal Reserve official said on Wednesday. "The...
  • U.S. stocks are resuming a steady climb amid humdrum economic recovery

    U.S. stocks are resuming a steady climb amid humdrum economic recovery
    Stagnant wages. Slow economic growth. Stubborn unemployment. Economists call the prevailing gray economic landscape the new normal. Wall Street has another name for it: "Good times." Having shaken off a momentary scare in October over fears that...
  • Dollar index rises to highest since March 2009

    The dollar rose on Wednesday to its highest in more than 5-1/2 years against a basket of currencies, helped by this week's rise in U.S. bond yields and Federal Reserve officials' mostly upbeat comments on the outlook for the U.S. economy. The dollar...
  • U.S. third-quarter productivity revised up, wages slashed

    U.S. nonfarm productivity grew a bit faster than initially thought in the third quarter, while sharp downward revisions to compensation pointed to muted wage inflation that should give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while....
  • NY Fed taps former Tudor partner as new policy guru

    The New York Federal Reserve on Wednesday named a former hedge fund partner to head a new policy team meant to better understand the effects that the coming tightening cycle will have on global economies and financial markets. Alberto Musalem, who ran...
  • Scramble for cash in U.S. intensifies as year-end looms

    Cash hoarding by banks, securities dealers and asset managers in the United States is in full swing with signs that the year-end ritual might be more intense than years past. In the final weeks of every year, the demand for cash typically heightens as...
  • South Korea exports seen up 4.3 percent next year: trade organization

    South Korea's exports are expected to rise an annual 4.3 percent in 2015, a report from the country's representative trade body showed, which would be the biggest gain since 2011 but still below the robust growth rates seen in earlier years. Exports...
  • Fed's Yellen makes no comment on policy outlook in remarks to students

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made no comment on current economic conditions or the outlook for monetary policy in welcoming remarks on Tuesday to college students. She said students taking part in the 2014 College Fed Challenge National Finals...